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This feature is continued from yesterday…

Yesterday I shared what driving inspirations fuel Harrington College of Design’s own Peter Klick, Interior Design (ID) instructor and Program Coordinator. See below for a tour of his latest creation, a beautiful Swiss house with an interesting concept…

Peter shared, “The concept for the design of Haus S is centered on the rectangular band running along the interior in relation to the side of the lake outside: the design is intended to absorb this relationship as a common language.

The structure is separated from the internal components by indirect lighting that serves as a translucent connection from wall to ceiling, making the rooms exciting and interesting. The ceiling stands out visually from the wall and makes the room seem spacious and creates a floating effect.

Bathroom: LED lights can change color depending on client’s mood selection or time of day. I proposed LED color changes in the stairwell, dressing room corridor and the master bathroom for this project. To see the video of the LED color changing, click on the photo above.

Garage Design: Inspiration for the garage came from car tracks in the snow. Mirrors double the number of the cars and the size of the garage while car tracks lead into the entrance of the house and the elevator.  Lamps are in form of tires.”
To see some of Peter’s latest work, check out his website at PeterKlick.com or his collections on Flickr. Many thanks to instructor Klick for showing us your work outside of Harrington!

About Peter Klick:
Peter Klick received his education in Classical Furniture and Fine Wood Working at the Allgemeine Gewerbeschule in Basel, Switzerland after a four year hands-on apprenticeship. He continued his education at the legendary Staatlichen Akademie der Bildenden Kunste in Stuttgart, Germany where he received a Master Degree in Interior Architecture. For the next five years, Klick worked as an Interior Architect for Venzin AG where he designed, constructed and remodeled more than 200 boutique and retail stores, offices, homes and restaurants in Switzerland.

Klick’s extensive experience led him to establish his own firm, Klick Interiors, which launched in 1985. Since its inception, Klick Interiors had enjoyed a wide range of international projects ranging from an innovative classroom design for a prestigious Catholic School in Chicago to the complete interior redesign and construction of a historic 100 year old villa in Switzerland. Klick Interiors’ clients have included Interhome, UBS, Swatch, Seipp, a renowned Italian opera singer and Swiss publisher.

Klick Interiors specializes in residential and commercial projects throughout Europe and the USA. Working closely with every client’s individual needs, Klick Interiors visualizes and creates creative interior design concepts. Every concept includes creative space planning, light concepts, color schemes, aesthetic contrasts, materials and customized furniture design. Working from hand-drawn sketches, Klick Interiors brings your personalized concept to life using the latest technology in 3D renderings and CAD drawings. With close, personal ties to industry contacts throughout Europe and the USA, Klick Interiors coordinates with local architects, contractors, freelance builders and international and local furniture stores to make the client’s concept a reality.

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From a Swiss lake house to a stunning Lakeview house in Chicago, Harrington College of Design’s Interior Design college instructors’ superior craft is continuously demonstrated and built across the world.

Peter Klick, a Program Coordinator and instructor of Interior Design at Harrington College, is as passionate about passing on his experience to his students inside the classroom as he is to being a vibrant practicing interior designer outside of the classroom.  When I found out he had recently completed the contemporary design of a house in Switzerland (aptly called “Haus S”), I followed up with him to find out more…

Me:  What was your client like for this project and what were they looking for?

Peter: I usually work as a consultant or as an interior design advisor who delivers concepts, ideas and visualization. This project was that type of project – I provided the concept and the client built on the site with local architects. For this project, the client had many requests about the light concepts at first. However, before any discussions on lighting being created, we needed to first determine the space planning and furniture placements.

M: Outside of the clients themselves, where do you find inspiration for your designs?

P: I get a lot of inspiration for my designs from European design magazines, blogs and websites. I also follow up on furniture fairs in Milan, Cologne and New York and I check to see what designers are doing and what manufacturers have in their latest production lines.

Designers that inspire me are Jaime Hayón, Gaetano Pesce, Marc Newson, Patricia Urquiola, Arne Quinze, Bram Boo, Matteo Thun and many more…

Also, nature inspires me often… and the surrounding things I see during a day. I believe it’s important to learn how to see and then to use what you are seeing as inspiration.

Keep reading tomorrow to see more highlights from the house and learn about the concepts behind the work!

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